Taurine 7 pp 245-252 | Cite as

Effects of Taurine Administration on Exercise

  • Yoshihisa Yatabe
  • Shumpei Miyakawa
  • Hajime Ohmori
  • Hajime Mishima Takako Adachi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 643)


Taurine concentration in rat skeletal muscles after endurance running, with and without taurine administration was studied. Taurine concentrations in skeletal muscles was significantly decreased in exercised groups without taurine administration. However, taurine administration reduced the decrease of taurine concentration in skeletal muscles in exercise. Oral administration of taurine has effect for maintaining taurine concentration in skeletal muscles in exercise. The duration of running time to exhaustion of rats, with and without taurine administration were studied. The duration of running time to exhaustion was significantly increased by taurine administration. Oral administration of taurine increases the ability of physical endurance. Rat urinary excretions of creatinine, creatine, 3-methylhistidine (3-MH) after treadmill running, with and without taurine administration were studied. Rat urinary excretions of creatinine, creatine, 3-MH after treadmill running was significantly decreased with taurine administration. Taurine administration was considered to reduce the exercise-induced muscle fatigue.


Exercise Group Extensor Digitorum Longus Extensor Digitorum Longus Muscle Treadmill Running T500 Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihisa Yatabe
    • 1
  • Shumpei Miyakawa
  • Hajime Ohmori
  • Hajime Mishima Takako Adachi
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryMoriya Daiichi HospitalJapan

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